Ethan Zuckerman: "It would be a mistake to conclude that the â€œinternet intellectualsâ€ Evgeny calls out in this piece were silent on concerns about Haystack simply because weâ€™ve been speaking privately, not publicly. Iâ€™ve offered counsel to several funders of circumvention tools about Haystack, offering concerns that the code and protocols were unpublished, unverified and untested. To the best of my knowledge, none of the people Iâ€™d spoken to ended up offering funding for the project. I spoke to any journalist who asked me about the project and offered a similar answer. In a post discussing his involvement with covering Haystack and potential conflicts of interest, Cyrus Farivar makes clear that Iâ€™ve expressed a great deal of skepticism to him offline about the project."
The sad thing is, this is the attitude so many news orgs also have toward social media… sigh….
Un-fracking-believable! EPA warns residents of a WY town where groundwater has been contaminated by hydraulic fracturing for natural gas drilling:
"Take specific precautions to avoid explosions due to methane contamination of drinking water. Precautions should include ventilation when taking showers and avoidance… of ignitions in closed rooms where water is running."
Is this the 21st-century version of the Cuyahoga River? Time for a new parody song: "Smoke in the shower / Fire in the sink"